Kirstina Olson


Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Kirstina Olson is an orthopedic surgeon and chief of foot and ankle surgery at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute. She treats all conditions of the foot and ankle, including arthritis, bunions, flat feet, tendon disorders and fractures, and performs surgeries ranging from minimally invasive procedures to complex reconstructions. Her goal is to offer treatment options that enable patients to regain a high level of function and improve their quality of life.

In her research, Olson has studied tendons and how to stimulate healing. She has also investigated flatfoot reconstruction surgeries and the use of implants to repair fractures of the foot.

Olson earned her medical degree at the University of Southern California. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Chicago Medicine, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at OrthoCarolina's world-renowned Foot & Ankle Institute.

Olson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Women's Association, American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.

  • Education

    University of Southern California School of Medicine, 2003

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 2008

  • Fellowships

    OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute, Orthopedic Surgery, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with

Foot & Ankle Service

1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
484 Reviews
Dr. Olson was amazing!!! She took her time with me and truly listened to all of my concerns and addressed them.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
479 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
480 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
456 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
480 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
476 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
476 Reviews